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Thursday, May 1, 2014
ABOVE: It's a hard-knock life for these orphans. Front from left, Olivia Bartholomew, Lily Heydt, Colee Fikentscher, Mikaylah Pruitte and Erin Remmel. Second row, Trinity Murphy, Stephanie Dykas, Grace Choi, Heater Moore and Rebecca Ripley. Top row, Brooke McElmoyle as Annie. TOP LEFT: Alexis Young (Miss Hannigan), Zac Dykas (Rooster) and Rudeene Jackson (Lily). BELOW: Gina Rodriguez (Grace), Brook McElmoyle and Josiah Behrens (Daddy Warbucks).

The sun will come out this weekend when Jim Thorpe Area High School Drama Club presents the hit Broadway musical "Annie."

The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the high school.

Set in the early 1930s, "Annie" is the story of a precocious orphan determined to run away from the orphanage and find her parents.

Along the way, she teams up with a mutt she names Sandy, until they are caught and returned to the orphanage and into the hands of its villainous director, Miss Hannigan.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Bach and Handel Chorale performs its anniversary concert  Saturday, accompanied by the Festival Orchestra.

The Bach and Handel Chorale celebrated 30 years of music Saturday with an anniversary concert and reception at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Jim Thorpe.

The program opened with an orchestra piece, "Sonata for Three Trumpets, Tympani and Orchestra" by George Phillip Telemann.

A blessing for the chorale and Festival Orchestra was offered by the Rev. F. Peter Muhr, pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church in the Heights, where the chorale rehearses.

"You are a treasure to the Jim Thorpe community," said Muhr.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Say 'Olé!' to Cinco de Mayo

You certainly don't need to be Mexican to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Held each year on May 5, Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army's victory over France. We North Americans love a good reason for a party so it's no surprise that the holiday gets more attention here than in Mexico.

With the help of QVC's resident foodie and best-selling cookbook author David Venable, you can go loco and throw the best fiesta around.

Here are some of Venable's favorites. From a refreshing beverage to mouth-watering appetizers and entrées, he has the entire meal covered.

Monday, April 28, 2014
AP Photo/Lee Reich This undated photo shows the Star of Persia (Allium christophii) in New Paltz, N.Y. Flowering onions alliums mostly appear as  pastel pompoms atop slender stalks. Plant this ornamental onion for beauty and not for eating by deer or humans.

Chomping down on a rosette of freshly emerging tulip leaves is just the thing to drive away winter doldrums for deer. Crocuses probably taste almost as good to them.

There's no need, though, for us humans to forsake the blossoms of spring bulbs; there are plenty that don't appeal to deer.

Daffodils, for example. Deer won't eat them. So plant daffodils to your heart's content without any worry that their tops will be chomped off before the flowers even unfold.

Monday, April 28, 2014
Courtesy of Infinity Lawn and Garden Incorporating raised flower beds using stone planters can beautify the landscape without taking a lot of time or effort.

Don't let a sore back, bad knees or lousy soil stop you from gardening. Elevate your garden for easier access and better gardening results.

The simple act of creating a raised bed improves drainage in heavy clay soil. Add in some organic matter to further increase drainage and improve the water holding ability for sandy soils.

And if your soil is beyond repair or you don't want to wait, a raised garden allows you to bring in quality soil and create a garden right on top of the existing soil or even paved areas.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Organic yogurt maker Stonyfield is voluntarily recalling 188 six-packs of 4 ounce YoBaby Peach/Pear cups with the code date June 05 2014.

The cups should have the UPC 052159701161.

Friday, April 25, 2014
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Diana Ahner wears a turquoise shirt over a tan and brown skirt.

A fashion show featuring local models and fashions by Coldwater Creek of Allentown highlighted the Administrative Professional luncheon Wednesday at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. The event was hosted by Carbon County Chamber and Economic Development and Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Kaitlyn Moffat

Kaitlyn Moffat of Weatherly was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Jr. Teen Allentown/Harrisburg pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, May 11.

Kaitlyn learned of her acceptance into this year's competition when the pageant announced its selections following interviews in the Allentown/Harrisburg area.

She will be competing in the Miss Jr. Teen division, one of four divisions for girls age 7 to 19. Competition will include modeling routines, including casual and formal wear. She will also be judged on her interviewing skills and personality.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Woman's Club of Lehighton will hold its annual "Spring Tea" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 7.

The meeting will be held in Luther Hall at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 175 South Third St. in Lehighton.

Guests for the evening will include the Woman's Club of Nesquehoning. The club invites other women in the community to join them to meet others, enjoy entertainment, refreshments, and visit neighbors.

The program will include a presentation on the subject of photography in our National Parks by Bob and Connie Reinhart of the Palmerton Camera Club.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Palmerton Area Library, located at 402 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, is sponsoring a new writers group which will meet at the library on the first Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

The first meeting will take place on May 6.

All published authors or aspiring authors of romance or mystery are invited to attend. The group will critique and edit each other's work and share publishing and marketing ideas.

Any editors or English specialists who simply enjoy reading or critiquing are welcome to join.